Pocket Companion for Physical Examination & Health Assessment

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-11-02
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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Ideal for quick reference in the clinical setting, this guide summarizes essential assessment skills with color pathology photos and illustrations, examination steps for each body system, normal versus abnormal findings, lifespan and cross-cultural considerations, nursing diagnoses, and summary checklists.

Table of Contents

The Interview and the Health Historyp. 1
Mental Statusp. 9
Assessment Techniques and the Clinical Settingp. 17
The General Survey, Measurement, Vital Signs, and Pain Assessmentp. 23
Skin, Hair, and Nailsp. 37
Head, Face, and Neck, Including Regional Lymphaticsp. 55
Eyesp. 63
Earsp. 79
Nose, Mouth, and Throatp. 91
Breasts and Axillae, Including Regional Lymphaticsp. 103
Thorax and Lungsp. 117
Heart and Neck Vesselsp. 133
Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphaticsp. 151
Abdomenp. 161
Musculoskeletal Systemp. 173
Neurologic Systemp. 193
Male Genitourinary Systemp. 217
Female Genitourinary Systemp. 229
Anus, Rectum, and Prostatep. 245
Integration of the Complete Physical Examinationp. 251
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